BlueCross Makes $25,000 Donation for Wildfire Victims

Assistance going to American Red Cross of East Tennessee

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. —BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee is contributing $25,000 to the American Red Cross of East Tennessee to support their work in helping victims of wildfires in the Sevier County area.

“Our hearts go out to those who have lost loved ones, homes, livelihoods and more,” said Roy Vaughn, senior vice president and chief communications officer for BlueCross. “The American Red Cross of East Tennessee continues to be a lifeline for those who have suffered terrible losses in the wildfires.”

According to the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency at least 14 people have died, with dozens of injuries from fires that have damaged or destroyed approximately 700 buildings in and around the Sevier County cities of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge.

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